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Hornets take on Grizzlies in hoops contest

New Orleans HornetsMemphis Grizzlies
April 18, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

New Orleans Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

19-42TEAM RECORD36-25

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New Orleans when they hit take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 19-42 and 33-28 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 36-25 and 28-33 ATS. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 24-37, while the Hornets are 26-33-2.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Grizzlies and the No. 24-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-89 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 24 in the league with 41 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 30 with 4 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hornets were a 75-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (142) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans earned a 75-67 victory over Charlotte on Monday, getting 20 points from Greivis Vasquez at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Memphis won its last outing, a 91-84 result against the Timberwolves on April 17. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Rudy Gay scored 28 points for Memphis on Tuesday, leading the Grizzlies to a 91-84 victory over Minnesota at Target Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 19 of New Orleans's last 25 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis's last 14 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to Houston, Thursday, April 19
Memphis at Charlotte, Friday, April 20